Walk to the top of Mount Eden, also known as Maungawhau, one of our 48 volcanic cones and the highest natural point in Auckland. Discover the volcano’s history as a traditional fortified Māori village – join a guided tour and see the occupation terraces, storage pits and housing sites that give a glimpse into former Māori settlement.
While you're up there, check out the new visitor boardwalk around the crater and tihi (summit) of Maungawhau / Mount Eden. Perched on the elevated northern hill of Mount Eden is a viewing deck, set to become the city’s most Instagrammable spot with its panoramic views over central Auckland and the Waitematā Harbour.
Check out the 5.5-acre, award-winning garden on the side of Mount Eden, with its colourful plant collections, waterfalls, rock formations, resident native birds and fabulous city and harbour views.
There’s just as much culture here to match the natural attractions. Walk through Mount Eden village’s small local galleries; with a community of creative artists and writers, the suburb is known for being the home of some of Auckland’s most exciting modern art. And if you like affordable Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, take a wander around and pick a local restaurant.
Kick off your visit to Kingsland with a rugby or cricket game at Eden Park stadium. Our iconic sports venue regularly hosts national and international matches and events, including the All Blacks’ international tests, and matches in the Bledisloe Cup, ITM Cup and Super Rugby competitions.
Kingsland has plenty of dining options too, from cosy brunch cafés and pie shops to elegant bistros. It’s also got some great nightlife, with a string of popular pubs and bars offering live music, comedy nights and (of course) live sports games.